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Grass Pass / Boundary Pine / Marston Col Hike


Description: The Grass Pass Trail is raked by warm Chinook winds, which makes grassy Grass Pass a popular year-round objective. Even though it is a fairly strenuous trail up to Pack Trail Coulee, one ends up with awesome views.  Due to current conditions, we will avoid Gunnery Creek this year and instead turn right to view Boundary Pine and  Marson Col. Naming Note:  Pack Trail Coulee and Grass Pass were in local use during the 1930s and 40s and were finally made official in 1980.


• Events are subject to cancellation or change on short notice due to changes in government restrictions.

• Carpooling:  Use at your own discretion and what you are comfortable with. 

• No food / snack sharing.
• Bring your own wipes and hand sanitizer and a mask. 

• Social distancing and any other rules set out by authorities must be followed. Please respect others. 

• Washrooms may not be available - please be prepared to pack out what you bring in, such as toilet

   paper, etc. 

• Please make yourself aware of the risks in participating in this sort of event and decide accordingly. 

• Don`t forget the usual items; bear spray, proper clothing, water, food, equipment and first aid kit. 

• Trip participants are asked to provide their cell contact information and emergency contact information

   to the trip coordinator, prior to, due to the 'meet at trail head' requirement. 

• Please do not sign up if you are experiencing any flu like, cold, or Covid-19 symptoms. 


Hiking Distance: Day Hike / 4 to 5 Hours

Distance: 2.7 Kilometers to the Pass + 1.4 Kilometers to Marston Col

Height Gain: 540 Meters (1770Feet)

High Point: 2000 Meters (6560Feet)
Driving Distance:      109 Km One Way / 1 hour and 28 minutes

Difficulty Level:   Moderate


Rendezvous Point:    Heritage Park Gravel Parking Lot, just below the Big Brown H.  Look for a grey Toyota Camry.  Please arrive 15 minutes before so a vehicle convey can be arranged, as we will be leaving at 8:00 am. sharp.


Event Coordinator:   For inquiries, please contact the event coordinator Bob Wilson at (403) 228-9057, cell (403) 808-8470 or by email

Guest Policy:  Guests are more than welcome to attend two events per year, as per the Calgary Ski Club Policy.   After attending two events, you are more than welcome to purchase a Calgary Ski Club Membership.  Check out our website.

Policy on Pets:   You may bring your dog, upon request at least one day before.  Dogs must be on a leash at all times, and dog waste must be picked up and packed out by the dog owner.  Violations will result in that owner not being allowed to bring the dog in the future.  Please remember to bring water for your pet.

Safety Precaution:  It is tick season!  Watch where you sit and check yourself when you get home.  If you brought a dog on this hike, check it also for ticks.

Please ensure that you have purchased your Kananaskis Conservation Pass ahead of time.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Heritage Park, Gravel Parking Lot. Heritage Drive West off 14th Street SW. Then second left.
Heritage Park Carpool Meeting Location
Heritage Dr & 14th St S.W.
Calgary, AB  

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Robert S Wilson
Trip Coordinator
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
Free Events
If you register and cannot attend, please cancel your registration as soon as possible. Doing so ensures we are not waiting for you and allows others to sign up for the event. Please email the event host if you missed the cancellation cut-off date and cannot cancel online.
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